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Left to Right first row: Laura Chabrier (LP Corp Director), Tony Kuniak (VP of Loss Prevention), John Pourgoutzidis (RLPM), Bob Bussie (RLPM), Kevin Griggs (RLPM), Preston Foster (LP Director), Cherie Hibbert (RLPM), Michael Anderson (RLPM), Scott Camerata (RLPM), Rick Yurko (Senior Director of LP), John Rainey (RLPM)

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NRF's VP of Loss Prevention, Robert Moraca, Speaks On Latest Trends & NRF Protect
Loss prevention is a serious issue for everyone involved in the retail industry. In this introductory podcast, American Alarm speaks with Robert Moraca, vice president for loss prevention at the National Retail Federation. Robert discusses tools and techniques proven to reduce retail losses, ORC, the Internal threat, Retail as soft targets for terrorism, as well as the annual NRF Protect convention, where the latest information and expertise in loss prevention is made available to all attendees. americanalarm.com


Retailers Rethink Inventory Strategies
Home Depot tells its stores, 'Get comfortable with days of inventory, not weeks'

Home Depot Inc. is bringing a new philosophy to its cavernous stores: Less is more. Instead of filling its warehouse-style racks to the ceiling with Makita drills, rolls of Owens Corning insulation and cans of Rust-Oleum paint, Home Depot wants fewer items on its shelves and it wants them to be within customers' reach.

"Get comfortable with days of inventory, not weeks," Tom Shortt, Home Depot's senior vice president of supply chain, says is the message going out to stores. The retailer is targeting sales growth of nearly 15% by 2018, but wants to keep inventory levels flat or slightly down.

It is a shift happening across the retail sector as companies try to figure out ways to profitably serve the growing needs of online shoppers while making their network of stores less of a financial burden. Chains must predict whether demand will come from the internet or a store visit, and whether they'll ship online orders from a distribution center or a store. Every move of inventory is an added cost that eats away at already thin margins.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Target Corp. are cutting back on the number of packs of diapers, boxes of cereal, and bottles of laundry detergent in their backrooms, and moving the product to shelves faster. Wal-Mart has also widened aisles to further reduce the amount of goods on its shelves, while Target has moved bulky items such as patio furniture into centralized distribution locations instead of keeping them in stores. Kohl's Corp. is aiming to lower inventory by 10% by the end of next year, after seeing it swell 15% over the past five years as the department-store chain tried to become a bigger online player. wsj.com

Smaller chains protest stricter food stamp regulations
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is promoting stricter rules for retailers accepting benefits from the country's $74 billion Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, the Wall Street Journal reports. In one of the biggest changes in the program's 52 years, the agency is pushing to require a broader nutritional offering from retailers that includes more proteins and vegetables and fewer hot meals. Wal-Mart Stores' wide-ranging grocery offerings likely already comply, but such rules could hit smaller retailers like convenient stores. Retailers that together have some 195,000 such smaller stores would be required to supplement their inventory with 168 items that are generally less profitable and more prone to issues like spoilage, according to the report. retaildive.com

Risk Mitigation Should Be Part of a Healthy Supply Chain
Supply chain risk comes from a myriad sources and can be very hard, if not impossible, to predict. Risks run the gamut - from weather extremes, power outages, theft, counterfeiting, product spoilage, global crises, cargo lost at sea, truck or rail accidents, etc. The impacts can be costly - there's an estimated $50 billion annual financial impact on cargo losses alone. sdcexec.com

Judge Denies $1.75M Deal In Coach Inc. Security Check Suit
A California federal judge has rejected a proposed $1.75 million settlement in a putative class action accusing Coach Inc. of not compensating sales associates for the time they spent getting their bags checked before breaks and after shifts, according to a filing made public Monday.

In a June 22 minute entry, U.S. District Judge James Donato said he was concerned about the fairness and reasonableness of the proposed deal because it doesn't sufficiently state the full potential recovery value available to the putative class, the actual recovery that would be awarded and the reason for the disparity between those amounts.

The luxury retailer and its employees recently told the court that they had resolved the suit over the time spent on security checks in a compromise that both parties agreed was fair and reasonable. However, the proposed deal largely underwhelmed the class's original request of $7.25 million. law360.com

Microsoft Corporation's Senior Director of Global Security Joins Advisory Board for Cannabis Investment Firm
Viridian Capital Advisors, a financial and strategic advisory firm dedicated to the legal cannabis marketplace, is pleased to announce that Mr. Brian Tuskan has joined our advisory board. With over 15 years of corporate security experience as Senior Director of Global Security at the Microsoft Corporation, Mr. Tuskan is a recognized global leader in enterprise security. He has led the Microsoft global enterprise security teams across a number of critical areas, including: physical security operations, technology, intelligence, solution & tools, cloud technology, safety and compliance, communications, retail security, event security and business development.

Scott Greiper, President and Founder of Viridian, commented, "Brian Tuskan is a renowned figure in the world of enterprise security and an expert in the integration of safety/security/compliance technologies within a secure cloud environment. Cannabis businesses are facing an ever evolving set of requirements that fall under safety, security and compliance. With the recent announcement that Microsoft will be teaming with a software provider in the cannabis industry to offer cloud based (Microsoft Azure) compliance solutions to governments, we thought it was time to bring Brian aboard the Viridian team." investorideas.com

Free App Fights Skimming at the Pump
Skimming continues to be a top concern for fuel retailers, and NACS has the tools gas station operators need to combat thieves looking to steal credit and debit card information at the pump. Recently, NACS (in conjunction with Conexxus) and The Pinnacle Corporation launched a new mobile solution, the SkimDefend app, that works alongside tamper-evident NACS WeCare decals.

Together, the decals and app help retailers identify potential security breaches when fuel dispensers or other unattended PIN-entry devices are opened to install skimming mechanisms. With the SkimDefend app, store operators scan the code at each pump location where a NACS WeCare decal is applied, or enter label numbers manually. Decal usage could also help protect other vulnerable locations, such as ATMs, car wash controllers, network cabinets and PCs.

Convenience store operators can download the SkimDefend app free of charge for Apple and Android mobile devices, and the NACS WeCare decals can be purchased at nacsonline.com.  nacsonline.com

Kentucky Dept. of Agriculture keeping an eye out for skimmers
Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced Monday the Kentucky Department of Agriculture is on the lookout for evidence of skimming to protect Kentucky consumers and businesses. According to a KDA release, the department is charged with the task of inspecting motor fuel pumps in every retail establishment in the Commonwealth once a year. Its inspectors test pumps to ensure that the amount of fuel dispensed matches the amount shown on the pump, and check to make sure pumps are in proper working order. richmondregister.com

Report: TJX Cos. among U.S. retailers to be impacted the most by Brexit vote
The recent vote by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union will have the biggest retail impact on companies that have high U.K. exposure, including U.S. off-price giant TJX Cos., MarketWatch reported. Swedish fast-fashion giant H&M is also among the retailers to be most impacted. The United Kingdom is the company's third largest market, behind Germany and the United States.

The MarketWatch report also cites a note by analysts at Cowen & Co., who believe that a stronger U.S. dollar, a byproduct of the vote, will further weaken the purchasing power of foreign tourists in the United States. Particularly vulnerable is the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship in New York City (which is owned by Hudson's Bay), Macy's and Tiffany & Co. retailingtoday.com

Retailers dot Fortune's '100 Best Workplaces for Millennials' list
Build-A-Bear, CarMax, Etsy, Nordstrom, Nugget Market, Publix, QuikTrip, REI, RevZilla, Sheetz, Wegmans and Whole Foods made the list. fortune.com

CVS posts Logistics Loss Prevention Director position - based in La Habra, CA
The Logistics Loss Prevention Director is responsible for all aspects of loss prevention, physical security and safety for all CVS distribution centers with a focus on financial analytics. Manages and develops loss prevention strategies and objectives, designed to control shrink and protect the company's assets, oversees safety programs and ensures compliance to DEA and OSHA regulations. brassring.com

Report: Dick's Sporting Goods bids on 17 Sports Authority stores

Forever 21 Shipping Firm Drops Retailer, Citing Slow Business

Denver 16th Street Mall adding private security, police to deal with 'urban travelers'

Three Long Island shopping malls named 'storm ready'



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LP Meet IT ... and HR
Data security measures to take when employees leave the company

Charles Choe, product marketing manager for Guidance Software, agreed. He said while data loss prevention (DLP) technologies focus on data-in-motion, "they are often turned off due to the high rate of false positives that effectively hinder effective business operations."

So, he said, it is important for HR to notify IT when employees are leaving, even when the separation is planned and amicable, so the activities of those employees can be more closely monitored.

Dana Simberkoff, chief compliance and risk officer at AvePoint, said HR and IT should be "joint partners" both in training and supervision of employees - especially those who are transitioning out of an organization. At a minimum, she said, organizations should enforce policies that require when employees are leaving that, "the data they are removing is reviewed and approved before they go, and their access to systems with customer data on them is limited and supervised." csoonline.com

Kroger Sues Visa Over Debit Card Signature Requirement
- Follows similar suits by Wal-Mart and Home Depot

The Kroger Co. launched a suit Monday in Ohio federal court accusing Visa Inc. of hitting it with $7 million in fines, and threatening to raise fees and block the grocery chain from accepting Visa debit cards altogether amid a battle over the safety of a signature verification system for payment cards.

Echoing complaints lodged in recent suits by other merchants including The Home Depot Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Kroger accused Visa of pushing the grocery chain to use chip-and-signature verification for payments, instead of the chip-and-PIN system the retailers say is more fraud-resistant.

Kroger claims that after it rolled out 54,000 chip-enabled point-of-sale terminals starting late last year, Visa - "in a sudden and drastic change of direction seemingly motivated by an intention to restrain competition" - told Kroger that the terminals didn't comply with its rules. law360.com

Malware spawns botnet in 25,000 connected CCTV cameras
Could a globally connected network of CCTVs become infected with a strain of malware that results in a botnet swarming across as many as 25,000 malware-riddled CCTV cameras? American website security and web application firewall (WAF) specialist Sucuri thinks that this scenario is plausible because it has already happened. The Delaware-headquartered firm said it found the CCTV botnet during analysis it carried out in relation to an online assault against a 'bricks & mortar' jewelry store. scmagazine.com

Report: Microsoft Office 365 hit with massive Cerber ransomware attack
Millions of Microsoft Office 365 users were potentially exposed to a massive zero-day Cerber ransomware attack last week that not only included a ransom note, but an audio warning informing victims that their files were encrypted. Steven Toole, a researcher for the cloud-security firm Avanan, blogged that his company saw the first attack roll in at 6:44 a.m. on June 22 and that at least 57 percent of all Office 365 customers received at least one phishing attempt that contained the infected attachment. While Avanan did not supply a specific number of those possibly hit, Microsoft reported in its first quarter 2016 earnings report that there are 18.2 million Office 365 subscribers. scmagazine.com
 

 


 

We will be covering various sections of the 2016 National Retail Security Survey, developed by Dr. Richard Hollinger of the Univ. of Florida, in partnership with the National Retail Federation.

The D&D Daily's 2016 NRSS Review
 Part 1: Introduction and Key Findings

The 2016 National Retail Security Survey was jointly conducted by Dr. Richard Hollinger of the University of Florida and the National Retail Federation. The study develops and analyzes retail loss prevention benchmarks to examine inventory shrinkage, LP staffing and budgeting, employee integrity screening, LP training programs, the impact of dishonest employees, and the costs of external retail crime. A total of 80 retailers participated in the survey.

 

Key findings in the 2016 NRSS Survey include:
The impact of shrinkage on the retail industry continues to be sizable. With an average shrink rate of 1.38%, this cost the U.S. economy $45.2 billion in 2015. 
48.1% of retailers reported increases in overall shrink.
 LP budgets remain flat as a percentage of sales.
 Most retailers continue to rely on LP professionals to apprehend shoplifters.
 For the second consecutive year, shoplifting has surpassed employee theft as greatest cause of inventory shrink.
The average loss was $377 per shoplifting incident, up nearly $60 from 2014. 
The average loss from dishonest employee cases dropped from $1,546.83 to $1,233.77 
Many of the hiring practices retailers use to deter honest employees dropped. 
• Technology is increasing in use as a shoplifting deterrent, but more advanced methods (e.g. facial recognition) are not catching on. 
Methods of increasing LP awareness are changing. Newsletters, periodic programs and lectures increased while training videos and discussions during new hire orientations decreased. 
When it comes to shoplifting deterrents, the more visible, the better. The use of uniformed guards is up while the use of plainclothes detectives is down.
• Robberies are a growing expense for retailers, costing an average of $8,170.17. 

For the complete survey,
click here. nrf.com

 

 


 



 

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Live interviews from the NRF Big Show January 2016

The Loss Prevention Research Council Update

Dr. Read Hayes, Director, LPRC; 
Chad McIntosh, VP of LP & Risk Mgmt. &
Tom Meehan, Mgr. Data, Systems & Central Investigations, Bloomingdale's

As LP's research-based practice and "brain trust", the Loss Prevention Research Council studies virtually every aspect of the industry. From strategy, technology, and analytics, to the various forms of retail theft, fraud, and violence, the LPRC delivers actionable information that drives results. Dr. Read Hayes, Director, LPRC, joins us, along with Chad McIntosh, VP of LP & Risk Management, and Tom Meehan, Manager Data, Systems and Central Investigations, of Bloomingdale's, to discuss where the LP industry is going, how we'll get there, and how your team can fully engage.

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Old friends Blue Montez, VP of Risk Management, American Apparel, and Kris Doane, Director of Product Management, CONTROLTEK, join Amber to talk about the many benefits of RFID. Also, Blue receives one very fitting gift!

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An Ecosystem for Good - Battling the Lifecycle of Fraud
Today's cybercriminal has an advanced skill set that is backed by burgeoning technology and extensive resources. Some criminal outfits mirror corporate America, complete with a well-trained technical staff, a detailed organizational structure and employee best practices. The level of sophistication is mind blowing, and the result is a well-coordinated and highly intelligent ecosystem of fraud.

Unfortunately, it's almost impossible for merchants to keep pace. Combating the latest fraud trends and staying current on technological advances is extremely difficult, not to mention costly. Merchants are left scrambling, fighting in an arena where they are over matched and underfunded.

When battling ecommerce fraud, it is important to fight fire with fire. The most effective fraud solution can stand up to the most sophisticated criminal activity by addressing the full lifecycle of fraud and casting a web of well-coordinated intelligence.

The solution combines advanced technology with human ingenuity and fosters seamless communication throughout the offering. This approach helps to establish its own ecosystem of people, processes, and technology. An ecosystem for good. Let's take a walk through the lifecycle of fraud and show how a comprehensive solution interacts every step of the way. Read more here: multichannelmerchant.com

Brexit's $44B Hit On eCommerce Sales
The Brexit toll could extend well beyond the borders and currency and political issues dominating markets at present. Add eCommerce to the mix of uncertainty and possibly, casualties.

As estimated by Scurri, which is the Irish fulfillment platform based in the cloud, the United Kingdom could lose as much as 33.4 billion (pounds), which translates to $44 billion in lost eCommerce sales. The Post and Parcel noted on its site Monday that last year 455 billion (pounds) was spent by Europeans consumers online on eCommerce sites, and 157 billion (pounds) of that was from the U.K. alone. pymnts.com

Amazon moves ahead of Walmart as nation's largest electronics retailer

 
 

Northbrook, IL: 12 Neiman Marcus Handbags Worth More Than $35K
Gone in 60 Seconds

It took about a minute for two men and a woman to take off with a dozen high-end handbags worth more than $35,000 from Neiman Marcus. According to the store's loss prevention agent, the three suspects entered the Northbrook Court store at about 10:46 a.m. June 22 and made a beeline to the handbag area, the report stated. Once in that section of the store, the trio swiped 12 Celine bags costing $35,900 and escaped to an awaiting vehicle. patch.com

Manheim Township, PA: 7 charged with coordinated $7,000 return fraud
at TJ Maxx and Marshalls

Manheim Township Police have charged seven individuals with working together to steal nearly $7,000 in merchandise from two Lancaster retailers and then returning the merchandise for fraudulent refunds. The thefts were reported between March 2 and May 7 at the Marshalls on Lititz Pike and TJ Maxx on Plaza Boulevard in the city. A police investigation has led to charges against 7 individuals. pennlive.com

West Chester, PA: Toys R Us scam nets Calif. man prison time
Vernon Joseph Julian Jr. is, as the song says, goin' back to Cali. California, that is. Julian will be transferred back to his home state via a prison bus transportation service to begin serving the 1 1/2 to three year term he earned with a guilty plea to theft, retail theft, and conspiracy charges, and to continue serving a three years term for similar crimes in the Golden State. That was part of the arrangement that the prosecution negotiated with Julian's attorney in return for his acceptance of responsibility for a sophisticated and complicated scam at several area Toys R Us stores that netted Julian and three women more than $10,000 in cash and $2,700 in merchandise. dailylocal.com

North Lebanon Township, PA: $20,000 of Poster Board stolen from the dock at Sunset Outlet
 

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Shootings and Deaths

Munster, IN: Woman shot while exiting Jewel-Osco
A northwest Indiana woman was wounded when she got caught in the crossfire of a shootout Sunday night in a Jewel-Osco grocery store parking lot in Munster, Ind. The woman, who is in her 20s, was an innocent victim, police said. She is expected to be OK. No arrests have been made. Police said they believe the shooting was gang related and don't believe the suspects live in Munster. The grocery store, located in the 700-block of Ridge Road, is across the street from Saint Thomas More Catholic Church, which held its annual carnival Sunday night. Two groups who left carnival at about 10 p.m. got into a fight, which escalated into gunfire, police said. "I don't know if these two groups didn't like each other or if something was said," said Munster police Lt. Edward Strbjak.

Strbjak said the woman who was shot was leaving the grocery store when she was shot. She had went back into the store's lobby vestibule when she heard the gunfire, but it wasn't enough. She was struck by a bullet that tore through the grocery store's window. "She was hit - apparently grazed in the back of the head," Strbjak said. abc7chicago.com

Memphis, TN: Shots fired outside Walmart store during armored car heist
A suspect is still on the run after robbing an armored truck this afternoon in front of a Walmart Neighborhood Market. The incident happened around 1 p.m. Monday at the Walmart located in the 6000 block of East Shelby Drive. Moments after it happened, the area was swarming with police and FBI agents. They told WREG's Shay Arthur it was around the lunch hour when a man robbed the armored truck parking in front of the store at gunpoint.

Gregory Nelson said he watched a gunfight in the parking lot. "I see a guy put a gun to the armored car driver's head, snatch a money bag from him. Takes off running in the opposite direction. Armored guard shoots at him, he's shooting back." Nelson said the suspect may have been shot in the leg. The guard thankfully was not injured, but was shaken up. The suspect took off in a black Dodge Avenger with an "undisclosed amount of cash" and is still at large at this time. wreg.com

Man dies after shooting outside Las Vegas liquor store


Robberies and Thefts

Jacksonville, FL: Crimes at Big Box Stores last year cost Taxpayers $75K,
most calls to Walmart

Police officers in Jacksonville spent 3,533 hours -- the equivalent of 147 days - responding to petty crimes at Walmart stores in Jacksonville last year, I-TEAM research found. Officers spent another 667 hours working shoplifting and other minor calls at Target stores in the city. An analysis of data from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office found 5,298 police calls to the 15 Walmart stores in Jacksonville in 2015 - five times the number of calls to the eight Target stores in the city. The Walmart on Normandy Boulevard had the most calls: 864. Shoplifting made up half of those calls, followed by thefts, then disputes. The Walmart store at 103rd Street came in second and had 668 police calls for service last year. news4jax.com

Wrentham, MA: Police search for man accused of attacking Loss Prevention Agent at Saks Off Fifth Outlet
Wrentham police posted a photo of the man on their Facebook page and said the man allegedly robbed a Saks Fifth Avenue store and then physically assaulted an employee Monday afternoon. Police said the man punched the officer in the throat and then took off in a light-colored car. "His throat was red, voice was hoarse, so it was a significant strike," Deputy Chief William McGrath said. wcvb.com



Detroit, MI: Police have two men in custody in connection with String of Dollar Store Armed Robberies
Detroit Police have two men in custody in connection with a string of dollar store robberies on the city's west side. Police say the men stuck at least four times at three different stores. In every robbery investigators say the men implied they have guns. wxyz.com


Hazelwood, MO: Robbery suspects used crowbars to smash jewelry cases
at mall

Police are looking for three suspects who robbed a jewelry store at the St. Louis Outlet Mall Monday night. The male suspects were wearing ski masks when they walked into Prime Jewelers around 8:30 p.m. and used crowbars to smash the jewelry cases, police said. An employee tried to stop the robbery, but one of the robbers sprayed the employee with mace. Two others, including a security guard, were also maced by the suspect, according to police. Following the robbery, the suspects left in a black pick-up truck. The dollar value of what was taken has not been determined, but the store owner told news 4 the suspects smashed a lot of cases and got away with a lot. kmov.com

Las Vegas, NV: Police seek Armed man and woman involved in many
Cell Phone Store Robberies

For the past month, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has been investigating a string of armed robberies at cell phone stores throughout the Las Vegas valley. According to police, during the robberies, the male suspect would enter the business and present a knife demanding money from the employee, while the female suspect poses as the lookout. news3lv.com

Lexington, KY: Three Lexington robberies likely connected
Police are looking for two men after three armed robberies. Police say the robbers hit the Speedway on Euclid Avenue first, and then the Speedway on Winchester Road near 7th Street. Both robberies happened within minutes around five Tuesday morning. Finally, police say the suspects held up the Waffle House on Athens Boonesboro Road. The two men wore masks and police say they ran through the three robberies in a few minutes. wkyt.com

Douglasville, GA: 3 Men Break Into Mall, Pry Open Safes in Kiosks
Investigators are hoping the public can help identify three suspects in a Friday theft at Arbor Place Mall, according to Douglasville Police Department. At 10 p.m. Friday, the men can be seen inspecting the entries and exits of the mall before breaking into safes at the T-Mobile and Spring kiosks, according to police. The men used a crow bar to pry open the safes and remove cell phones and other items stored inside. patch.com

French police hold ten after raids on luxury Paris stores
Ten robbery suspects were arrested in Paris on Monday over armed raids in recent months on luxury stores in the French capital, a police official said. The suspects are being held in connection with the robbery of a Chanel boutique last month and one last December on Swiss luxury jewellery chain Chopard close to the presidential palace. Police believe the armed raiders of the Chanel outlet got away with "many hundreds of thousands of euros (dollars)" worth of goods. The thieves launched a dawn raid, crashing a 4x4 into the store and stealing several handbags. The targeted Chanel store is on the Avenue Montaigne, just minutes away from the Champs-Elysees and close to the presidential palace. The December attackers got away with a haul worth around a million euros ($1.1 million) from the Chopard store. thelocal.fr

Bloomfield, MI: Woman charged after shoplifting at Five Below, getting into car with three kids

West Hempfield, PA: Turkey Hill C-Store employee arrested for theft of over $9,000

Athens, GA: Stop By Food Mart employee busted in $4,000 theft


Arson

Chicago, IL: Robbers set fire to West Side convenience store
An armed robbery turning into an arson investigation early Saturday on the city's West Side after two men lit a convenience store on fire after robbing the clerk. One worker suffered second-degree burns to his leg. Police are still searching for the offenders, who brought the gasoline and matches. Two armed men with their faces covered robbed the Chicago Mini-Mart, located in the 3900-block of West Chicago in the late morning. "I see guy back there, he has two gallons. He put some on the floor everywhere," said owner Khaled Hussein. "He had some matches and light and like this on the floor. There's a big fire in the store." abc7chicago.com

Lawrenceville, GA: Arrest made in arson fires at La Jalisco Super Carniceria Market; business hit 3 times this month
Gwinnett County fire investigators say they've made an arrest in a string of arson cases that targeted a Lawrenceville grocery store three times. Authorities arrested and charged Michael Bernard Johnson, 18, with first degree Arson, Burglary and other charges. Police think he is partly responsible for multiple fires set at the La Jalisco Super Carniceria market. Investigators think it Johnson may be part of the same arson crew that possibly set fires in the market. 11alive.com


Credit Card Fraud

Laconia, NH: Grand Jury indicts a man on $7,700 worth of Credit Card Fraud charges

Las Cruces, NM: Woman suspected of breaking into car, using stolen credit cards at Walmart

Maplewood, MO: Sam's Club cashier charged with credit card theft and fraud


Skimming Reports

Camden, SC: Authorities urge caution after skimming device found at First Citizens Bank

Richmond, KY Agriculture dept. keeping eye out for gas pump skimmers

 


America's Thrift - Tuscaloosa, AL - Burglary
AutoZone - San Diego, CA - Armed Robbery
Big Daddy - Seneca, MO - Armed Robbery
Blue Grass Station - Frankfort, KY - Burglary
Casey's General Store - Willmar, MN - Robbery
Chevron - Phoenix, AZ - Armed Robbery
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Thrift - Grand Forks, ND - Burglary
Dangerously Delicious Pies - Hampden, MD - Burglary
Family Dollar - Millville, NJ - Burglary
Family Dollar - Richmond County, GA - Armed Robbery
Getting Place - Carlin, NV - Burglary
Jake's Liquor - Beaumont, TX - Burglary
Liquor World - Bardstown, KY - Burglary
O'Reilly Auto Parts - Nashville, TN - Burglary
Prime Jewelers - Hazelwood, MO - Robbery
Salem Community Drug - Upper Strasburg, PA - Burglary
Speedway - Lexington, KY - Robbery
United - Enid, OK - Armed Robbery
Verizon - Clairemont, CA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Keizer, OR - Armed Robbery/Suspect shot


 


 
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The Sr. Director of Global Security will oversee the company's executive protection program, the security of the company's home office and international operations as well as certain investigations in the home and international offices. A minimum of 15 years experience in executive protection and/or corporate security with international security experience. Experience managing teams of people and administering a budget. Previous military or law enforcement experience is a plus. Proven ability to partner with local, state, federal, and international law enforcement. 

Director of Loss Prevention
Rocky Mount, NC

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Loss Prevention Specialist
Riverside, CA

The Loss Prevention Specialist has thorough knowledge of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. security, life safety, and operational procedures. Performs duties as a floor officer and acts as a deterrent to theft and providing life safety...

 

Regional Loss Prevention Director
Denver, CO

CarMax is looking for a Regional Loss Prevention Director (RLPD) to lead and direct all asset protection operations in our new Denver Region. The RLPD is directly responsible for all facets of CarMax's LP program in the region, including: Developing and driving CarMax's LP strategy in conjunction with the rest of the LP team...

 

Regional Loss Prevention Director
Baltimore, MD

CarMax is looking for a Regional Loss Prevention Director (RLPD) to lead and direct all asset protection operations in our new Baltimore Region. The RLPD is directly responsible for all facets of CarMax's LP program in the region, including: Developing and driving CarMax's LP strategy in conjunction with the rest of the LP team... 
Sr. Mgr, Safety & Retail (Non-Industrial)
Jacksonville, FL
The Sr. Manager, Safety & Retail Environmental Health (Non-Industrial) is responsible for developing, implementing and managing comprehensive safety programs designed to minimize the frequency and severity of accidents, while complying with applicable regulatory requirements...
  Asset Protection Specialist
South Carolina
The specialist, asset protection, will oversee the protection of company assets within an assigned group of stores. This position will execute the asset protection program designed to minimize inventory shrink, workers compensation claims, general liability claims, cash loss and bad checks...

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